SPIDER BOTS! 😱
SPIDER BOTS! I had never heard of them before, and still don't know what they are. But apparently they can control our webpages and a lot of other things in our lives we are not even aware of. Since this webpage has been my life for the last three weeks, these spider bots have become something I have to deal with. It truly is a "brave new world"! Even George Orwell himself couldn't have imagined the very existence of spider bots, SEO's, the Internet and the evolution of our technological world.
It all started just yesterday when I I discovered I was not listed on any search engines. SEO's are an element you need to have for a professional website. If you are not technically proficient, you are going to be in for a wild ride! Thankfully, my website builder, WIX, offers technical support by screen sharing with an advisor. I have taken advantage of this feature half a dozen times at least since creating the website. Thank you to all the poor advisers who had to deal with my issues. To say I am technologically challenged is an understatement! Fortunately they have all been incredibly patient and supportive while working to resolve any problems I had. I would like to thank Jessica in particular who was my advisor yesterday. We were on the phone and screen sharing for hours! Not just one hour, many hours. I lost count after two. She is probably spending the day recovering, I know I am.
I initially called for help with a few of the videos that I have been adding to the video page but it turned into a session about connecting my website to Google search. Previously I had tried to connect the website to the Google search engine without any luck after spending half a day attempting to do it myself. Jessica does know how to, and she again emphasized the importance of being connected,and how it can bring traffic to your site. Every professional website needs to be listed with a SEO like Google. And all of them want to bring more visitors to their site. What is the point of having a website if nobody sees it?